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Ways to Reduce Database Size and possibly improve performace. Untouched enviroment.

I am new to an environment. The Databases are virtually untouched by a seasoned DBA. I am looking for ways to reduce DB size and possibly improve performance. Unfortunately, I only have WEb edition ...
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What are the necessary course requirements to become a DBA? [closed]

Before some of you say it is related to other posts, let me tell you that I am more interested about schooling and getting my Master's degree not necessary learn SQL and such. I just graduated with a ...
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DBA responsibilities: should they include suggesting a database engine for a new project? [closed]

I need your opinion on a subject. I have been working as DBA for a short time and I have been asked by the Project Manager which database engine I recommend for a new critical project. The options ...
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BI and DBA dev , where to start [closed]

I've read a lot about business intelligence development and database development, too. I have tried to work my way around a couple of courses on SQL Server 2008 however I feel kind of lost and I have ...
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Who is using a SQL Server database user credential?

I have a database user -- let's say "x" -- and I want to know how many Windows (desktop) users are using this database user (who2 or who is only give the current result, I want to know the entire ...
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For multiple mysql instance , fresh download required when one exist?

i need multiple instances of Mysql on same server. I had been through many links , but i confused here : What i have : MySQL 5.6 is already installed on my windows server A. Installed at : "C:\...
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SQL Server : CRUD Editor that will track data changes [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that allows CRUD changes to SQL Server data. Our company currently utilizes a product from Pro Data called DBU (database utility) to make IBM DB2 / AS400 changes. This tool ...
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Dealing with Difficult DBAs [closed]

At one point, test database deployments within my department were handled directly by the database developers. The typical process was that the developer would unit test their changes in the ...
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What is the recommended method to move databases?

I want to know the recommended method to move a database and data from dev to pre-prod to production in SQL Server. The databases are originally created in MS Access so some upsizing to SQL Server ...
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Restore a newer filegroup backup

So this is my set up. In our data warehouse we have mostly tables that are filled with data from a ETL-process. We do not take backup of these tables since we have an option to do a full reset using ...
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is it a good practice to ip block dev/test app servers from production database server? [closed]

I would like to do this as somewhat of a last line of defense as we will be replicating production to test regularly. Is this good practice?
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Can SQL Server Transactional Replication do this?

We have a production server and a reporting server, with transactional replication in place to move all inserts/updates/deletes from production to reporting. We're using SQL Server 2008 R2. We have ...
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Why do we have negative length for character maximum length for geography and varchar(max) data types?

Why do we have negative length for character maximum length for geography and varchar(max) data types? Character_Maximum_length = - 1
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Get a user's rank from an equation, and then store it in the table

I'm working on a project for my database class, and I have a table called "accounts". It looks like What I want to do is have a stored procedure where it calculates the new ranks for each account. ...
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What is the risk of doing a rebuild to my indexes in sql server 2012?

What is the risk of doing a rebuild to my indexes in SQL Server 2012? I have to do a REBUILD, but I don't know what are the risks . The server is running and a lot of information is going in and out.
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MySQL replication: most important config parameters on slave for performance on master server?

This query is almost the same as this question. But in this case, a configuration to make the master perform faster or just the same. Case We have a Master-Slave setup on a Mysql 5.0.77 - MariaDB 5....
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How can delete an orphaned temporary table on Mysql Innodb?

I was issuing an Alter table statement and suddenly the server crashed, Now i can not run any alter table to that table because it shows me the error 1050 and it says that a table named #sql1504d ...
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To what extent can we monitor jobs/suspended queries as DBO

Short Background: I work for company A, at company A we have a DBA that should not be. When we are tasked with items for troubleshooting which require quick turn around, it generally takes quite a ...
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What is contained in the controlfile of oracle database?

As we all know that controlfile contains datafile locations and redo log locations along with their names.It also contains dbname,timestamp,checkpoint info,log sequence number,rman backup info.In ...
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How to directly query other user tables

I am trying to learn Oracle database and I am having difficulties on importing a backup file with impdp command. I googled deeply but couldn't find answers to my problems. What have I done until now ...
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Mysql JOIN with 25million rows

Recently I got stucked with a table where its grown to +25million and I have got a query that's doing a JOIN on it. The query take 2.5hours to execute even though I got Good 96GB RAM and RAID10 with ...
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I am upgrading from 11.1.0.7.0 to 11.2.0.3 with R12.1.3 while pre upgrade/catupgrd.sql erroring out ORA-00600

While upgrading from 11.1.0.7.0 to 11.2.0.3 with R12.1.3, during running the pre upgrade script catupgrd.sql, it is erroring out ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [qcisSetPlsqlCtx:tzi init],...
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Incorrect unit allocation size. error comes when Tuning the Database

Here I am Using the SQL IDERA tool for checking the Index and performance of the Database, then i found below error, can any one tell what is it talking about. Incorrect unit allocation size. ...
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Database simulator [closed]

I've been studing theory of database, but I can't have a concrete image on terms of functionality. I want to be a DBA, I'm studing for it so I want to understand how a database works. Is there any ...
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SPExecuteSQL;1 keeps executing internally

Having a major issues with this procedure called SP_ExecuteSQL;1. It keeps executing internally in SQL Server 2000 with high utilization of CPU. When I pass its SPID in DBCC inputbuffer it shows as ...
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Delete back ups more than 2 weeks in sql server

I am not a DBA, I need to delete the USER_DATABASE backups older than 2 weeks. Is this below stmt work for this scenario? EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseBackup @Databases = 'USER_DATABASE', @Directory = 'C:\...
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Error on mongos server

Firstly,I am new to mongodb. when we executed the below command on mongos server. /usr/bin/mongos --configdb X.X.X.1:20001,X.X.X.2:20002,X.X.X.3:20003 --port 27017 --chunkSize 1 we are getting the ...
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Error when trying to add a shard set in Mongo db

I'm trying to add a shard set in mongos I got this error and . Kindly help. mongos>db.runCommand( { addshard : " firstset/ip_1:port_1,ip_2:port_2,ip_3:port_3" } ); { "ok" : 0, "errmsg"...
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Can any one Explain me What is the Use of Cascading Replication in Postgresql?

What are the advantages of cascading replication in PostgreSQL. I have done Testing On this With three nodes. M1---->S1----->S2 What is the Use if My master(M1) goes Down(failover). Where the ...
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Multiple Instance with different service packs in SQL Server

I would like to install a Default instance with SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM and I want to install another named instance with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. Is this possible?
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Exadata RMAN vs. Non-Exadata RMAN - any differences?

Can you please let me know the differences, if any, in the architecture of the non-Exadata RMAN vs. that of the Exadata-RMAN from an SBT plugin perspective? Have you observed from your vast ...
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Copy Database from Production to Development

I need to copy database from production to development instance in SQL Server 2012 as I don't want to mess up the production server database. Can someone suggest how I can do this ?
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Index file - size changed

I realised today that my index file(which is about 250GB) is smaller than yesterday for about 7GB. Everything, I done in the meantime, was index rebuild. Is it possible that index rebuild is the ...
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Maintenance plans

I am an accidental dba..I did post a message a while ago about Index fragmentation and some of you suggested maintenance plan and others suggested custom Olla's scripts. I have downloaded his scripts ...
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index rebuild/reorganize frequency

I am a dba by accident. I am doing index rebuild/reorganize. I would love to use some scripts once I become comfortable doing these tasks. I did go through some of the forum pages regarding this ...
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Pulling all data modified in a month [duplicate]

i am required to WRITE A SCRIPT that pulls all the data that has been modified in last 30 days from a database. What approach do we need to follow.
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How to setup large database access/cache on LAMP environment? [closed]

My application is getting very slow I guess because of the ever growing database (30+ tables some with 50,000+ rows). Using CodeIgniter's model tier to call MySQL database, I optimized queries & ...
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SQL server - copying tables, constraints and indexes from one database server to another server [duplicate]

An accidental DBA, We have sql server 2012 on both of our payroll production server and development server. We have to copy few tables and indexes and constraints from the production database to the ...
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Who should own the staging database right

At my company we are re-assessing which developers will take on the deployment for xyz ticket. At the moment when a developer is done with his ticket, a deployment ticket is created and another ...
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How to do Mysql migration from 5.0 (320bit windows) to 5.6 (64 bit windows)?

I want migrate My Mysql 5.0 windows 32 bit to Mysql 5.6 Windows 64 bit? Please suggest me the best way to do migration, i have around 10gb of data present in Mysql 5.0.
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How to grant permissions for User defined type in Oracle

This is probably easy but i can't seem to figure it out. I created my user-defined type as CO_ADMIN. However, the application using the type runs using GS_USER database account. I have granted ...
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Can anyone recommend a beginner DBA course in London [closed]

My organisation is in need of a SQL Server DBA and as the companies only "SQL Guy" my boss has suggested me to take SQL Server DBA course. My general T-SQL knowledge is fairly good, I can write ...
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Restore data from MYSQL Bin log

I am trying to restore some data from mysql bin log file. But when it encounter some special characters, query gets break and I am not able to continue after that. Is there any way to handle special ...
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How many Maximum Number of database can be created in single instance of PostgreSQL? [closed]

How many Maximum Number of database can be created in single instance of PostgreSQL 9.x?
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Can PostgreSQL results include the query?

I run the following command to run 2 queries in a sql file. Could be 1, could be 50 queries. Depends on the deployment. psql -U <username> -h <servername> -d <databasename> -f ...
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Transaction log back up

Another accidental DBA question. We have a DB instance that host 10 databases. This DB server doesn't have any maintenance plan set up. I want to set up a decent maintenance plan that will do a full ...
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Reclaiming data file free space after deleting a large amount of data

I am an accidental DBA. We have a sql cluster that hosts 10 databases. Suddenly the size of one of the database increased drastically from 100GB to 250GB. When we checked the datafile, the size had ...
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Can it Possible to do Mysql Active - Active Replication between Redaht linux 6.4X and Ubuntu 12X?

I have small doubt regarding Mysql Active-Active Replication. Can it Possible to do Mysql Master-Master (Active-Active) replication in Mysql between Redhat Linux and Ubuntu? Thanks & regards, ...
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A issue on DB link between Postgres and Oracle?

I am trying to create a DB link between Oracle and PostgreSQL using OCI. CREATE DATABASE LINK oraedb CONNECT TO hr IDENTIFIED BY 'hr' USING oci '//127.0.0.1/xe'; CREATE DATABASE LINK When I ...
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Non- Logged operation [closed]

I want to run a non-logged operation with changing the recovery model of a SQL Server database. Is their any way to do this?